Bandipora Killing: Police Version

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday issued following statement regarding Bandipora killing saying that today at about 2045hrs militants fired indiscriminately upon a BJP leader and his family members outside their shops/residence in Muslimabad area of Bandipora.

BJP leader, Wasim Bari, his brother and father at a hospital in Bandipore. The three family members were killed in an attack on July 8, 2020.

A police spokesman in a statement said, in this incident BJP leader identified as Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and his brother Umer Bashir got seriously injured.

“All the three injured persons were shifted to hospital but unfortunately they succumbed to their injuries,” he said.

“Pertinently the deceased was a protected person and 10 policemen were deployed for his security but none was kept along by him at the time of the incident,” said the spokesman.

“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this crime besides why he was without any security at the time of the incident,” he said.

“The men deployed for his security are being detained for negligence under the police act. The area has been cordoned and searches in the area is going on,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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